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Stuart Prebble resigns as chief exec of ITV; Australia's ABC appoints a new head of archives and library services; Matthew Palmer moves up at Discovery.
May 2, 2002

ITV chief executive Stuart Prebble has resigned following the collapse this week of ITV Digital. Prebble joined the company in July 1999 and served as chief exec for one year. He will not be replaced, although Clive Jones, head of Carlton Channels, and Mick Desmond, MD of Granada Broadcasting, will become joint managing directors of ITV.

Mary Jane Stannus has been appointed head of archives and library services for Australian pubcaster ABC. Stannus was previously acting head of archives and library services.

Matthew Palmer has been named VP of marketing for Discovery’s TLC network. Palmer was a senior marketing executive.

Steven Bornstein has resigned as president of the ABC Television Network, the U.S. channel that aired Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Bornstein ‘plans to pursue other interests’. His successor has not yet been named.

Derek Metoyer was named promotion services director for U.S.-based NBC. Meanwhile, Marty Frey has joined the network as director of affiliate advertising and promotion services.

Roy Cowan has been made VP of key account marketing, network distribution and service for Hallmark Channel U.S. Cowan was previously VP of marketing.
At Viacom Productions in the U.S., David Lavin was named senior VP of business affairs, Susan Edelist was made VP of business affairs, Bruce Kerner was named senior VP of production and post-production and Dee D’Orazio was named director of post-production.

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